I have always enjoyed reading. During my students days in London I could easily add 70 plus books a year. It did help to work as a part-time barista for one of the larger bookstores. A perfect fit. Decent coffee and good books. These days, most of my reading is done online, something my Twitter stream reflects.
When asked about what I love about my job I normally say it is that I get to learn something new all the time. Meeting new people. Seeing new places. Doing something different. No assignment is never really the same. That’s what I tell myself. To start fresh. Each time.
Standing outside the gates at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases I didn’t know what I was going to learn, however, I knew I would be walking away with more knowledge than I arrived with. I was there to document the research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust. It was a different place. Past and present, life and death, young and old. Contrasts.